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March 7, 2020 - 7:06 pm
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Looking for a smooth metal buttplate w/spur for a 73 deluxe pistol grip. Hate to admit it but think I lost it.

I’m repairing a stock that’s broken in the wrist. Someone suggested that a horse might have rolled over  with it still in the scabbard. It had a period repair, but the “repair” was missing from both sides when I got it. when I got it. 

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From the picture it looks like a second model 44 with a half mag with a shotgun butt.There is no difference in butt plates from standard  guns to deluxes.  I would think if a horse rolled over on it there would of bent the tangs with that much weight. All it would take with a deluxe wood is to drop the gun of if you fell while carrying the gun. The deluxe wood is that fragile. What is the serial number?

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Serial #73547. It letters. Still looking for a steel shotgun buttplate w/spur

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The problem you have there is not that many shotgun butt 73’s around. I am doing a survey of all 73’s and have over 18,000 to date and shotgun butts only comprise 2% of them but the number is really a little more since the early 38 caliber guns had shotgun butts on them as a standard option so the records don’t show them.

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I agree with Bob about the break.  If you look at the wrist area the figure runs up and down.  The crack parallels this pattern.  We have learned not to use this pattern in the wrist area and only use a grain that runs along the lines of the stock, back and forth or 90 degrees to what yours shows.  Good luck with the buttplate.  I had a similar problem and it took years to find one.  I finally bought another beater and stole the buttplate.

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Finally repaired the stock . Will send pictures when i remember how.

The lower tang does have a period repair. Its been welded and dressed down at the threaded stud for the tang screw. It was a good job. The fitting of the threaded afterwards was not. So…. Have some lower tang questions for a 73 pistol grip.

Was the threaded stud pinned in?

Did the threads go all the way thru the stud?

Is the tang screw the same as in a straight stock?

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